Motion film posters are inclined to observe sure tropes, so nicely earlier than John Wick 4 got here out final week, we knew precisely what to anticipate from the posters. We would have Keanu Reeves trying intense and anguished because the eponymous Wick as he saunters away from a scene of carnage along with his gun pointed down by his facet. Possibly throw within the Eiffel Tower within the background because the movie visits Paris.
And certainly, there’s a John Wick 4 poster doing the rounds that delivers precisely that. However the filmmakers additionally commissioned an ‘artist collection’ comprising 12 way more distinctive and private takes that basically break the mould. Lots of them are tremendous artistic, tapping into completely different facets of the character and the story of the movie (see our favorite poster designs for extra inspiration).
John Wick: Chapter 4 is exhibiting at cinemas now, and to be honest, the primary John Wick 4 poster can be much more authentic than earlier efforts (see above). It even includes a intelligent optical phantasm. However what we’re actually enthusiastic about is that this artist collection that is been steadily rising on-line.
Lionsgate has recruited Ed Fairburn, Orlando Arocena, Alice X Zhang, Flore Maquin, Ken Taylor, Matt Taylor, Oliver Barrett, Ruiz Burgos, Taj Francis, Xi Zu, Yann Couedor and Yoko Shimizu to every supply their private tackle the Wick franchise. And so they’re so good, it is laborious to decide on a favorite.
So many #JohnWick4 posters have been unleashed this week. Which one is your favourite? pic.twitter.com/9o8iq1KW4MMarch 4, 2023
If we’re pushed, I believe I would select the poster by the British artist Ed Fairburn (opens in new tab) as my favorite. Hand illustrated in Fairburn’s attribute cartographic type, it is made to appear to be a classic map of Metropolitan Paris through which the shading and colors seamlessly depict the face of everybody’s favorite murderer. It makes a mature, subtle poster for an motion franchise.
Fairburn’s John Wick 4 poster additionally makes the significance of Paris all of the extra intriguing for people who have not but seen the movie. The French capital is not the one location: Wick is again in New York, Berlin and Osaka too, however highlighting Paris appears to set the stage for a showdown with the movie’s villain, Invoice Skarsgård’s Marquis de Gramont.
A number of film posters are inclined to look the identical, however these artistic designs present there’s a lot extra that may be performed to create one thing that not solely a teen would need on their wall. Listed here are the opposite posters within the John Wick 4 artist collection that we have managed to seek out up to now.
Lionsgate just lately commissioned me to attract Keanu Reeves for John Wick 4!Apparently Keanu Reeves was excited concerning the artwork marketing campaign and flew in to see all of the artwork in particular person. I used to be instructed he liked my drawing and helped choose it for the ultimate posters, and now I really feel unstoppable ✌️😭 pic.twitter.com/fuUF5KxrwFDecember 12, 2022
For extra John Wick designs, we have additionally seen followers creating their very own takes on the franchise in these terrifying AI-generated John Wick posters.